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Carson man's art on display

Scott Tyzbir was in prison - where he's spent 17 years off and on - when his 14-year-old son, Cody, died suddenly from heart failure.

The sadness was overwhelming.

"I felt a lot of depression and grief," Tyzbir said. "Guilt."

But through his sorrow, he said, he was given a gift.

"I just started drawing," he said. "I didn't stop. I was either crying or feeling guilty. Or I drew."

Never having been artistic before, he said the urge just came over him, and his pencil moved effortlessly, flawlessly over the page.

"Some of them, I didn't even know why …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 6, 2012 03:38AM Published Nov 6, 2012 03:37AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.